Elderly women’s holiday off to bad start - Birmingham Airport News

Airport news for Birmingham on 03/03/2008.

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On Thursday last week, two elderly women were injured just outside the terminal building at Birmingham Airport. The women were hospitalized after receiving serious injuries to their face. The women were travelling with their husbands on a bus which was forced to brake suddenly in order to avoid colliding with a car outside the terminal.

When the bus braked sharply, both women hit their heads on hand rails. They were treated by an airport paramedic who arrived first on the scene. The paramedic arrived within minutes and was joined shortly by two ambulances and staff from the airport’s medical centre.

A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “The two couples were on the bus which braked hard to avoid a collision with the car. Both vehicles stopped at the scene. Two women hit their heads on the hand rails suffering facial injuries.”

According to the spokesperson, one of the women was a 65-year-old from Rugeley. She “suffered a serious injury to her right ear which will require further treatment at hospital”.

Her companion, from Birmingham, was also in her 60’s. According to the ambulance spokesperson, the second woman “will need stitches after sustaining a deep laceration to her forehead above her right eye”.

The women were taken to the Heartlands Hospital and accompanied by their husbands who were only slightly injured and escaped the accidents with a few bumps and bruises.

“This was clearly a very unfortunate way to start their holiday,” said the spokesperson. “But hopefully they will be able to catch a later flight either today or tomorrow.”

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